A spider thought to be extinct in Britain after it had not been spotted for almost 50 years has been found at a National Trust site in Nottinghamshire.
The rare Diamond spider, also known as a Thanatus formicinus, was found by two volunteers while searching for arachnids in heathland at Clumber Park.
The spider has only been recorded in the UK on three occasions, and was presumed to be extinct.
Lucy Stockton, who made the discovery with fellow volunteer Trevor Harris, said:
The National Trust are working on an £8.5 million restoration programme to revive parts of Clumber Park, which includes restoring areas of heathland and other important habitats for wildlife.
This is part of the their wider ambition to restore 25,000 hectares of wildlife-rich habitat by 2025.
Matt Shardlow, Chief Executive of Buglife, said: